Dargo, Victoria

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Dargo
Victoria
ProspectorsHut Dargo.jpg
Prospector's hut Upper Dargo, 1870
Dargo is located in Shire of Wellington
Dargo
Dargo
Coordinates37°29′S 147°16′E / 37.483°S 147.267°E / -37.483; 147.267Coordinates: 37°29′S 147°16′E / 37.483°S 147.267°E / -37.483; 147.267
Population144 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s)3862
Elevation203 m (666 ft)
Location
LGA(s)Shire of Wellington
State electorate(s)Gippsland East
Federal Division(s)Gippsland

Dargo is a town in Victoria, Australia, located 348 kilometres (216 mi) east of Melbourne, in the Shire of Wellington. At the 2016 census, Dargo and the surrounding area had a population of 99;[1] the median age of residents was 63.

The town provided a stopover for Victorian Gold Rush miners on their way to the goldfields of Grant, Talbotville, and Crooked River; the Post Office opened on 18 March 1868.[2]

Today the town is a producer of timber and beef cattle, and outside these industries tourism has become a major source of revenue; the town is a popular destination for four-wheel drive enthusiasts, bushwalkers, sambar deer hunters, and trout fishermen. An annual Walnut Festival formerly ran through the Australian Easter holiday period and was usually well attended.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "2016 Community Profiles: Dargo". 2016 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 19 March 2019. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11

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